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Article, Opinion, UK Rap

The blacker the berry… – why are people so upset by Dave’s new single?

At 20 years old and just days away from the release of his debut album, the lead single of which has already racked up over 1.5 million views on YouTube (in just 2 weeks!), Dave should be basking in the glow of his success and enjoying a break from the hard work that has got… Continue reading The blacker the berry… – why are people so upset by Dave’s new single?

review, UK Hip Hop, UK Rap

EP Review: El Bizzy – Worcester Sauce

You might already know Bristol based rapper El Bizzy (formerly Stil Bizzy) from his work with The Aristocrats, or if you’re lucky enough to have been in attendance at any of our ‘The Reload Presents’ nights you’ll have witnessed his mic skills live in the flesh. If not, however, then his most recent EP Worcester… Continue reading EP Review: El Bizzy – Worcester Sauce

Article, review, UK Hip Hop

EP Review: Mr Key and Greenwood Sharps – ‘Green & Gold’

'Green & Gold' artwork - by Jamie Johnson. Green and Gold is the new project from Mr Key and Greenwood Sharps, the synaesthetic producer who composed the album in its eponymous colours. For those not familiar, synaesthesia is a condition that causes one stimulus to trigger two senses, in Sharps’s case this means that he… Continue reading EP Review: Mr Key and Greenwood Sharps – ‘Green & Gold’

Experimental, UK Hip Hop, UK Rap, Uncategorized

Album Review: CMPND – Eagle Court

If you haven’t yet heard of CMPND, you’re about to; as this Friday marks the release of their impressive debut album Eagle Court, on the High Focus imprint. The trio, made up of Kemastry, Vitamin G and Wundrop – who also produced the album in its entirety – honed their skills with Brighton's Yogocop collective,… Continue reading Album Review: CMPND – Eagle Court

Article, review, UK Rap

Community Issues, National Platform: Hoodies All Summer Album Review and Analysis

Kano is one of the most enigmatic artists in the UK rap game, an MC who has evolved with the scene as it grew from the underground sound of inner city youth into a wide umbrella encompassing multiple genres and putting the UK back at the forefront of music worldwide. Whilst the artist from East… Continue reading Community Issues, National Platform: Hoodies All Summer Album Review and Analysis

Alternative, Grime, review, UK Rap

An Anthropology of the Streets: Nothing Great About Britain Review

Nothing Great About Britain marks the culmination of Slowthai’s progression from virtual unknown just a couple of years ago to rightly being considered as one of the artists right at the top of the UK rap game and “Britain’s most compelling new MC”. An eleven track anthology bookended by two searing polemics against class inequality… Continue reading An Anthropology of the Streets: Nothing Great About Britain Review